Sr. Program Manager in Chanhassen at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 7/24/2019

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Job Description


The Opportunity | Sr. Program Manager - Ground and Naval Defense segment


Responsible for the performance of a relatively significant program or multiple programs in accordance with contract requirements, company policies, procedures and guidelines, and, where applicable, US Government Federal Acquisition Regulation. Program management responsibilities typically represents more than three functional areas (Engineering, Operations and Commercial). Also responsible for acquiring follow-on business associated with assigned programs and for supporting new business development by leading proposals. In addition, as part of the segment's leadership team, the position will support the business director in setting the strategic goals and objectives, driving business process improvement, and nurturing a high-performance work culture.



Your Challenge



  • Ensures program/project deliverables are in accordance with business segment and corporate objectives, including compliance with contracted functionality, schedules and profitability goals.

  • Defines, launches, and drives mission-critical strategic and operational initiatives in core programs. Resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways.

  • Creates/supports a method of change management including ownership of a documentation library, communication plans, process training, etc.

  • Responsible for complex program management tasks and development of standards and processes for scheduling, administration, and accounting.

  • Defines, acquires, and allocates budget, staff, and other resources necessary to accomplish the goals and/or objectives of the program group/function.

  • Exercises judgment and delegated authority for planning, directing, coordinating, administering, and executing many routine and complex projects/programs.

  • Supports pre-sales activities by providing input and guidance on contract terms and conditions, acceptability of customer flow downs, and supporting detailed Work Breakdown Schedules.

  • Supports business segment reporting and submissions for both internal and external deliverables, including but not limited to: monthly program ETC and profitability metrics, Small Business Sourcing plan and reporting, program status and project mitigation plans (if required).

  • Working with the segment program analyst and business unit finance teams, support implementation and use of integrated program management tools as needed.



Your Expertise



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or equivalent, Master's Degree preferred

  • 10-12 years of relevant experience, including working with US-Department of Defense regulated contracts and/or sub-contracts for durable goods and capital equipment

  • Experience with Project management, negotiation, transaction structuring, US Government transactions and strategic planning

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Working expertise with MS Office (Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint)

  • PMP certification desired



This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.


Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.